FRIDAY FINDS: ON TREND TRUNKS!

Looking for clever storage with character? Look no further than a simple trunk. Trunks are a great storage item to use in a small space, like a dorm or guest room, mostly because they can preform double duty. A trunk used as a coffee table in a guest room might stash extra sleeping pillows while one as a side table can stash extra sheets and throws. Storage trunks are also great for storing seasonal items like boots and sweaters or keepsakes like photo albums and scrap books. Trunks can be found as small as a cube or a suitcase or as large as a steamer trunk or wardrobe used in travels. Not only can trunks be used in the home for storage and charm, they can also be used as a prop in a retail store or as a  fixture in a vintage shop. Here are some trunks I've spotted from a vintage market in Phoenix called Sweet Salvage to Goodwill thrift shops in the valley plus a few inspirations from Pinterest...



LOVE these!
Scored them at Goodwill!

Only $15.99 after  coupon! 

Only $6.99!


When thrifting for trunks, don't forget to check the condition inside + ensure that the trunk CAN be open. Some (most) trunks do have locks and small keys sometimes o get lost. The inside finish can be recovered with your favorite fabric for an update and clean space for linens.

Above is the one that got away...

The key was lost for this trunk so it had to be picked open.

Another one: I should have bought it when I saw it....
Especially at only $7.99

And inside was in god condition...


This trunk on the other hand, was more vintage, and the price reflected that
(even though it was at Goodwill)

$99.99


Above was another great deal (yes, I passed by) at only $24.99
vs. below at a vintage market for $149






Here are some ways to refinish and re-purpose trunks in your home...
A bar...

Shelves...

Stacked with numbers...

Painted as a coffee table...

Stacked under a console for storage and character... 

So over the weekend, while your out thrifting, if you see an old trunk, rethink it and go for it! There is always a space it can fit into to give you extra storage plus it's easier to haul than a chest of drawers! 9Although that too can come in handy - replace the drawers with suitcases...

Above inspirations for trunks found on Pinterest:


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